World Hepatitis Day, 2021

27 July 2021

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World Hepatitis Day, which falls on 28 July 2021, is an annual event organised by the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), helping to raise awareness of the global burden of hepatitis.

The theme this year is ‘Hepatitis can’t wait’, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The campaign highlights that a person dies every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness, and that, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, viral hepatitis must be acted upon.

Further advice relating to hepatitis can be found on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.